USA - Southwest

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout the Southwest, USA region.



Plastics Recycling

Plastics Looking For Sustainability

Plastics companies are strategizing how to boost profitability while satisfying recycling and consumer demands.
Arizona corporate headquarters

Headquarters Locations: Building A Strong Corporate Home

There are many critical factors to consider when businesses decide where to locate their corporate headquarters.
Albuquerque

Maxeon Selects Albuquerque, NM For U.S. Manufacturing Expansion

The Singapore-based company has plans to build a 3-gigawatt factory on a 160-acre site for solar cell and solar panel production.
2023 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2023 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in the 2023 Metro Rankings Report
Geobrugg New Mexico

Geobrugg Expanding In New Mexico

Fence and safety protection manufacturer Geobrugg will double its footprint, add 60 employees in Sandoval County, NM.
19th Annual Rankings Report, 2023 State Rankings

Business Facilities’ 19th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

Business Facilities' 2023 State, Metro, Global Rankings help site selection professionals evaluate locations for corporate expansion.

[VIDEO] Las Colinas, Irving, Texas: A City Built For Business

Centrally located in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Irving-Las Colinas is recognized as the “Headquarters of Headquarters,” with more Fortune 1000 global headquarters per capita than any other city in Texas.
Niagara Bottling Texas

Niagara Bottling To Invest $48M In Texas

With an expansion of its warehouse facility in Temple, Texas, beverage supplier Niagara Bottling will create 14 jobs.
Manufacturing Hubs

19th Annual Metro Rankings Report: Manufacturing Hubs, Industrial Parks, Logistics Leaders

Locations in the Midwest and across the South dominate these metro rankings categories focused on making and moving goods.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Economy Shines Brighter After 88th Session

In an exclusive to Business Facilities, Texas Governor Greg Abbott shares economic development, higher education, workforce training, infrastructure, and innovation programs passed during the 88th legislative session.
PLANT-AS West Texas

Plant Agricultural Systems Growing In West Texas

An agriculture data and technology company, PLANT-AS will invest $510 million in Amarillo and more than $670 million in Lubbock. Plus, news from Fort Worth and Flower Mound.
2023 Metro Rankings

Metro Rankings: Business Climate, Tech Talent, Corporate HQ

2023 Metro Rankings reveal cities across North America that lead for Business Climate, Tech Talent, Corporate Headquarters, Food Processing, and Growth.

Washington, Michigan, Massachusetts, California, Texas Are #1 In Key Industries

Business Facilities Annual State Rankings highlight high-growth sectors, including Aerospace/Defense, Automotive, Life Sciences, Semiconductors, and Film & Television.

Texas, Virginia, Louisiana Top 19th Annual State Rankings

Business Facilities 2023 State Rankings reveal Business Climate, Workforce Training, Tech Talent leaders. Plus, the electric vehicle industry drives new growth.
resilience

2023 FM Global Resilience Index Provides Site Selection Insight

Looking at 100+ countries, the commercial property insurer evaluates economic, risk quality, and supply chain resilience factors.
Conroe Economic Development Council

Commercial Real Estate: The Lay Of The Land

Locations are emphasizing available commercial real estate to attract companies, and business owners are finding sites with amenities that fit the bill.
Missouri One Start

Customized Workforce Training: Bringing Skills To The Market

Workforce training programs are addressing evolving industries, labor force demands, and speed to market needs of business.
Texas

Texas Welcomes Four New, Expanding Businesses

West Texas welcomes three companies that will invest $50M in Lubbock, as well as Albers Aerospace, who will invest $500M in Amarillo.
space flight

Spaceport America In New Mexico Site Of Unity 25 Space Flight

Virgin Galactic launched its Unity 25 Spaceship for a successful space flight from its location in Spaceport America in New Mexico.
Ports and Foreign Trade Zones

Ports & FTZs: Expand The Reach Of Commerce

Support from federal and local governments has allowed ports across the United States to increase its import and export capabilities. 
economic development deal

LAST CHANCE: Submit Your Project for 2023 Deal Of The Year Awards

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2023 Deal of the Year Awards will be accepted through December 11, 2023.
Deal Of The Year

2022 Deal of the Year Winners: Where Are They Now?

Business Facilities revisits its 2022 Deal of the Year winners as economic development organizations submit for this year's awards. Enter by November 15.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.